Language Placement Tests

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The language placement test is available for any student who wishes or is required to take a language course. Our recommendation is that you start at the 1110 level, but if you have extensive experience with the language you are welcome to take the test which is available for French, German, or Spanish to determine your language command and place you in the right level.


Overall Policies for Language Placement Test

  • You can only take the placement test one time.
  • If you have completed a course at Ohio University (any campus), or are currently enrolled in a course, you are not eligible to take the placement test.
  • If you wish to register for FR/GER/SPAN 1110, you do not have to take the placement test. If you start in 1110 and you have a 4-semester requirement, you must complete the series in order (1110-1120-2110-2020).
  • If you wish to register for a higher level of FR/GER/SPAN, you would have to take the placement test to determine in which level you should start the series.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Language Placement Test for French, German, and Spanish is now available through Proctortrack. 

Students who are taking the Language Placement Test to register for classes should read the following information carefully.


Send an Email Request to Take the Language Placement Test

  • Your email must be sent from your OHIO email to
  • Make the subject line on the email: Language Placement Test request.
  • State that you would like to register for the Online Language Placement Test.
  • Include your PID.
  • State which language you would like to take.
  • Include how much experience in the language you have had (how many years in middle school, how many years in high school, how many years at another college, travel abroad including where and how long).


Testing Requirements for Remote Test Taking

  • The test must be taken on a laptop or desktop computer (tablets, Chromebooks, and phones will not work).
  • You must have a working webcam.
  • You must either use Firefox (preferred) or Chrome.
  • You must have your OHIO ID.
  • Allow sufficient time (at least two to four days) for the test to be taken and the results posted.